Umar Akilu Majeri
The Jigawa State Government has established well-equiped molecular centers in all the 27 local Government areas in the state ready for COVID-19 test Badaru stated this today while briefing the press
Governor Muhammed Badaru Abubakar has declared that the state has not recorded any additional case of COVID-19 for the past 15 days.
The governor who stated this at a press briefing held at the government house Dutse said the state is gradually overcoming the surge of the pandemic after non-record of the disease despite intensive testing goings-on.
Governor Muhammed Badaru said the development has made the state task force on COVID-19 to mainstream all the 19 general hospitals in the state to enable them to receive and test patients for the disease.
He explained that after the testing, samples would be transferred to the newly formed molecular laboratory for the results.
He noted that despite the improvement in the number of recorded cases there are indications that some people are flagrantly flouting the simple NCDC advice of use of face masks, social distancing, and washing of hands.
He said the Shawarin weekly market has been suspended indefinitely, stressing further that the disrespect to the rules especially at market places, viewing centers, and other social gatherings would no longer be tolerated.
The governor also declared that the impressive development has made the government to ask officers from grade level 12 upward to resume work starting from next Monday by adhering to the NCDC regulations on the association.
He finally concluded by thanking the Dangote Group for donating two ambulances to the state while declaring that commissioners in the state have pledged 10% of their salaries to the fight of the pandemic in the state.